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Yoga Shala Tulum
Ranked #25 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Rockwall, Texas
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“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

First my husband and I are not into nature yoga nor are we vegetarians so I was alittle scared stay here but it was a very good hotel. The place is clean and welcoming, Gary and his wife a wonderful host. The people you meet are fantastic as well. I do recommend getting a room in the front #4 is really nice and the bed is the best. A word of caution the floors are concrete and very very slippery when wet use caution. Ask Gary anything he knows the area and has the hook up on food and car rentals. Our experience was wonderful and we will be returning soon. O and the massage we booked was very relaxing I very much recommend Catalina.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2010

We stayed at Yoga Shala for 10 nights whilst backpacking in Mexico. Garry and Akal the owners really made our stay in Tulum extra special with their incredible hospitality and generosity as well as a wealth of local knowledge. Art and Marguerite, the staff at Yoga Shala, always greeted us with a smile and were also on hand to offer help and advice when we needed it.
We stayed in two rooms here during our stay, one with a shared bathroom and the other with a priavte bathroom. Both rooms were kept spotlessly clean with a daily maid service and the shared bathroom too was always emacualte. The hotel was very peaceful and quiet and at night you could hear the sounds of the jungle and the waves on the beach. It is incredibly good value in comparison to a basic cabana we stayed in for one night for the same cost.
Yoga Shala is in a wonderful location, across the road from the beach so you can escape from the wind and sand in the evenings but enjoy the proximity to the sea. The hotel has a lovely garden with hammocks and tables and at night it is candle lit and a great place to relax.
Breakfast here was coinsistantly yummy with fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, coffee and amazing juice everyday...the iguanas like the papaya if you leave them a bit!
The Yoga centre here was always busy and offered a variety of classes (although we could never drag ourselves from the beach or breakfast to try one!)
We will definately return here not only for the wonderful location but to see all the lovely people at Yoga Shala!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Ljubljana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2010

Me & my girlfriend spent 6 days in Yoga Shala in May. We had a cosy room on the ground floor with our own bathroom. The place was clean, and people there were very nice. A decent breakfast for 5 USD each morning to get us started, maybe some yoga during the day, and always a very pleasant chat with the couple running the place. Want to explore the surroundings? Rent a bike for another 5 USD per day. And it was quiet at night. What more can you ask going to Tulum to chill? For partying, you might wanna check other places. Considering the affordable price, this is an ideal place to prolong your stay in Tulum. Since its not on the beach but across the road, you also get some time off from the wind and waves. Oh, and when you are pointed to a restaurant called Loco something, just go there and treat yourself to as many pescadillas as you can eat. I am still drulling...

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2010

yoga shala is WONDERFUL!!!!
it is a haven......a tranquil retreat setting,surrounded by beauty, the sounds of the ocean, lovely yoga, and wonderful people....

my husband and i decided to stay at yoga shala for our entire 2 week vacation....and were delighted that we did! along the road of many hotels, yoga shala was towards the end, it was more tranquil, there were less people and the atmosphere more peaceful.

each night we were lulled to sleep by the ocean, yoga shala is just across the street, only steps away from the turquoise waves. the yoga studio is delightful, and with 20 classes a week, you can create your own yoga retreat, as we did. the teachers are wonderful and have great knowledge on postures and the philosophy.

our room was lovely, and although the rooms were full for some of the time we were there, everyone respects a quiet environment, and so we were able to sleep peacefully. everyone that passed through were lovely, it was very easy to talk to all the many nationalities and diverse people.

gary and akal, the managers of yoga shala, were absolutely delightful people. they would do anything for you and their hospitality was present with everyday that we spent there. they are easy going and a pleasure to get to know. art and margarita who work there are also lovely. we were always greeted by their charm and a welcoming smile!

although it is not directly on the ocean, it didn't seem to matter. in fact, because of the wind and copious amounts of sand (!), we were glad not to be sleeping by the beach. it would of been too breezy, and everything would of been filled with the sand in no time......so it was nice to be on the beach during the day and get a break from the wind at night!

i would definitely recommend yoga shala for any vacation, long or short in tulum.......it is indeed a haven where you can unwind, relax, rejuvenate, and be........

thanks to gary and akal for creating this vision!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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cabo san lucas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2010

Hi there,
We recently came from Tulum, we were staying at Shala Yoga hotel. I can say enough on how wonderful the experience was. The owners Gary and Akal are great people, their work at the hotel is excellent. They supply healthy breakfast and also it is by far the best place to get a relax nap. Beside, the Kundalini yoga was fantastic. Akal The teacher was very knowledgeable about the kundalini yoga. It is highly recommended establishment.
Thanks guys for the great experience and We´ll be back soon,
Sincerely

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2010

It's no wonder who garrys establishment is always full even towards the end of high season. If your going to tulum book this place a few weeks in advance. Most guests that stay here have ended up extending there stay which is th highest compliament. Yoga shala is way cheaper than any of the main hotels at the beech. I'll definitely be back thanks garry!

  • Stayed May 2010
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2010

Gary and his team are just AWESOME! It was a pleasure to stay there for a few nights. The staff is really nice, the room was perfect and the beach is just accross the street! Perfect spot to do yoga and relax also!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Yoga Shala Tulum
Address: Carretera Ruinas-Boca Paila km 7.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yoga Shala Tulum 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a holistic, yoga oriented petit hotel 50m away from Tulum's pristine beaches offering the most yoga classes in Tulum on a regular basis. Set amongst luscious tropical gardens, there are 15 rooms available, some with private bathroom, some share the communal bathrooms. We also have an onsite a health orientated restaurant, clothing boutique, massage room and there are bicycles for hire. ... more   less 
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